Tennessee Chamber and Tennessee Manufacturers Association Team Up With Tennessee ECD and DRIVE! for Automotive Industry Strategy Meetings​

Nashville, TN (March 18, 2015) - The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Tennessee Manufacturers Association are teaming up with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and DRIVE! in promoting the state’s ever-growing automotive manufacturing industries.

To accomplish this task, these orga nizations are sponsoring engagement strategy meetings with automotive industry leaders in each of the state’s grand divisions on March 26 and April 2.

“Bringing together state officials and automotive industry leaders is key to strengthening this powerful economic engine that benefits all of Tennessee,” said Catherine Glover, President of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Tennessee Manufacturers Association. Glover added that the sponsors of these sessions are interested in assessing the needs of auto industry leaders, as well as sharing with them what is already being focused on by the state and other business leaders.

These strategy meetings are open to all those interested in Tennessee’s automotive manufacturing industries, with a request to register by sending an email to carolyn.davis[at]tnchamber[dot]org. Attendees of these sessions will also learn about recent studies issued by Brookings and the Southern Automotive Research Alliance regarding the state’s automotive industry as well as Tennessee being designated as one of five “LIFT” states and part of DRIVE!, an initiative to accelerate the development of the growing automotive cluster in the Tennessee Valley.

The date and location for these strategy meetings are as follows: 

Jackson, April 2,  10-12 p.m. CST - Doubletree Hotel, 1770 US 45 Bypass

Nashville, April 2,  3-5 p.m. CST - Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street

About the Tennessee Chamber:

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been the voice of Tennessee businesses and manufacturers, representing them on matters of state policy, legislation and regulation since 1912.